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Jean Vanier speaks at the Templeton Prize ceremony in London
(Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

The full text of Jean Vanier’s address as he collected the 2015 Templeton Prize

Jean Vanier toasts his Templeton Prize success (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

L’Arche founder recognised for making ‘an exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension’

Jean Vanier, the founder of L'Arche (PA)

The L’Arche founder is a deserving winner of the Templeton Prize

Jean Vanier, founder of the International federation of L'Arche communities (CNS)

Vanier won this year’s Templeton Prize

Jean Vanier (CNS)

Mr Vanier wins £1.1 million award for making ‘an exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension’

L’Arche founder Jean Vanier (CNS)

Friendship makes demands and none more so than making a meaningful relationship with someone who has a learning disability

Jean Vanier pictured in 2008 (Photo: CNS)

Jean Vanier to receive award that in the past has honoured Mother Teresa, Dorothy Day and Lech Walesa

Dame Cecily brought compassion to the lives of the dying (PA)

Dame Cecily Saunders foresaw the threat of euthanasia and created an alternative

Jean Vanier, co-founder of L'Arche, pictured in 2002 (Photo: CNS)

For 46 years Jean Vanier has travelled the world spreading a transformative message. Yesterday I saw him at Blackfriars